Current exhibitions

 

 

Saskia Ketz

"Anybodies home" 任何人的家

Residence artist from 15th March to 10th April 2015.

 

Solo Exhibition 個展

From 03 to 30 April, 2015
从2015年4月03日到4月30日


Opening Reception 闭幕酒会

Saturday, April 4th, 6pm to 9pm
2014年4月4日 ,星期六,6点到9点

 

Saskia

 

In addition to being the most populous continent in the world, Asia is becoming increasingly urbanised. In the evenings, after work most people are at home. Housing space is known as an area of retreat in which people meet, live and get to know safety and coherence. The photographic artworks analyse Asian metropolises and their living quarters in terms of anonymity, isolation juxtaposed to their function as communal and warm spaces.

The places that have been photographed in Thailand and China are often devoid of people but people's way of living is still at the centre of this sociological survey. The viewer is always at a distance that is supported by the structure of the photographs. All photos are taken in the dark even though the use of light brings forward a number of questions:

How much light does a latent picture need? How much light does a photograph need in order to leave prints? When does a photograph leave impressions? Can a picture be a document? This work considers these questions and explores the subjectivity of media photography under the theme of light and the limits of photography. Narrative photographs in which light becomes a protagonist show the duplication of content and also the basis for the media. Light is visible and without light photography would be unfeasible. Is light the essence of photography?


作为新崛起的大陆,亚洲正急剧地被城市化。在傍晚,多数人下班后回家。住宅空间被认为是一个可以让人隐退的空间,人们在那儿见面、生活,并感到安全和连贯性。摄影作品从匿名方面分析了亚洲都会和它们的生活空间,隔离并列是它们作为公共和温暖空间的作用。
那些在泰国和中国拍摄的地方通常缺少人,但人们的生活方式始终是社会学调查的重心。观众一直处在一个由照片结构所产生的距离。所有照片在暗处拍摄,即便光的使用显示出几个问题:
一个潜意识的画面需要多少光?为了打印,一张照片需要多少光?一张照片什么时候留下了印象?一个画面可以是一个记录吗?此作品思考了这些问题,并且探讨了在光的主题和摄影的局限性下,媒体照片的主体性。叙述在光作为主角的照片里,展示内容的复制和媒体的基础。光是可视的,没有光无法摄影,光是摄影的本质吗?

 

Application for residence 2014-2015 open